• Variety

    So many parts so many solutions

    Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's best distributors of specialty access hardware.

    Almost 30 years later, Steeves Agencies is still striving to be your first choice for specialty access hardware. We have factory certified salespeople to help with your technical questions. We're here to help! We can stock anything you need in Winnipeg for quick delivery, and are flexible enough to meet any special requirements you may have.

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    What sets us apart

    Steeves Agencies is family run, and proud to be 100% Canadian owned.Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's largest distributor of specialty access hardware.

    And though our product offering has changed a little since the 1980's, our approach is still the same: we want delighted customers!

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    We LOVE solving problems

    We may have some high quality parts and great product lines, but we still offer some of the best customer service you will ever find.

    We will take the time to find the right solution for you, but most importantly,  we will make sure you are satisfied. We only win if you win.

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    Flexibility

    We can do things your way.

    Whether it's a customized component, special labeling or just scheduled deliveries.  We can do that!  Let us know your specific requirements and we'll take care of the rest.

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Where Are All The Product Details?

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in About Us

Screen-shot-2012-02-16-at-1.31.18-PM_thumbOne of the first things you’ll notice on our website is that there’s not a lot of drawings, schematics, or “product specifications”.  There also aren’t any prices listed.  While this “lack of detail” may seem frustrating at first, we hope you’ll understand that the purpose of our website is not to replace the human element of our business, but to add to it.

We’re all about working with you to make sure you have the right part for the job, and sometimes that means asking more questions and getting to know you a little bit. We’ll make every effort to ensure that you’ve got the right part, that it fits your budget and that it performs the way you expect it to perform.  With that in mind, we encourage you to use our Contact Form to ask us your questions or to have us call you back.

And then there’s the waiting.  You might be thinking that your messages are just being dumped into a queue, to be answered whenever we have time.  Not so!  Our goal is to answer each and every customer Contact Form personally, the same day in which it was received.  Give us a try!  Use the handy Contact Form to let know what you’re looking for, and we’ll be more than happy to help you find it!  We’re here to help.  Still need those schematics? We’ll email them!

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!

Did You Get Mail From Us?

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News

2016 Quick Selection Guide

If you got one of these snazzy little brochures in the mail from us, then you’re at the right place!  We thought you’d like to know about us, and the kinds of products we have.  Your company was selected because your business classification matches those of our “very satisfied customers”.  We’d like YOU to be one of those customers too!  If you’re interested in learning more about the products you see in this booklet, please let us know how we can help you by using our Contact Form or by calling us directly.  We’d sure love to hear from you.

Steeves Agencies has been in this business for over 30 years, reaching out to manufacturers, big and small, to help with their hard-to-find hardware requirements.  Even if you don’t have any immediate requirements, hang on to this handy reference book in case you find yourself looking for something “just right” for your application.

If you’d prefer not to receive information like this from us ever again, or if you think we reached you by mistake, we’re very sorry to have bothered you, and we promise to remove your name from our list immediately if you let us know.  Please take a moment to use our Unsubscribe form and we’ll gladly remove your name from our list.  You can also call us at 1-800-318-1119 and let one of our friendly staff know.

Counterbalance Hinge Allows Safe Positioning of Heavy Panels

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Hinges, Positioning Technology

Originally posted on MARCH 14, 2019 by RACHEL PILGREN-KANE

Southco has expanded its Positioning Technology portfolio with the addition of a new Counterbalance Hinge that neutralizes the weight of heavy panels and lids, providing reliable positioning control for a variety of applications. The CB Counterbalance Hinge provides precise control when opening and closing heavy panels, reducing safety and liability concerns while improving end user ergonomics.

The CB Counterbalance Hinge neutralizes the downward force of gravity and provides precise control when opening and closing heavy panels, enabling the panel to be lifted and lowered effortlessly. With its compact, adjustable design the CB Counterbalance Hinge can be mounted inside enclosures with minimal protrusion and can fine-tuned to the precise requirements of the application, making it an ideal solution for controlling a variety of panel weights when compared to power or hydraulic solutions.

Southco’s CB Counterbalance Hinge offers reliable position control for heavy panels and lids while providing ergonomic benefits and safe operation for end users. The CB Counterbalance Hinge provides high vibration resistance, making it an ideal solution for a variety of mobile and stationary storage applications, such as medical and industrial equipment.

Constructed of corrosion resistant materials, the CB Counterbalance Hinge offers reliable performance in both hot and cold environments. Designed to provide a lifetime of maintenance free, reliable operation, the CB Counterbalance Hinge is useful in reducing warranty and installation costs.

To learn more about Southco’s line of position control solutions, visit our Counterbalance Solutions Resource Center page.

The post Counterbalance Hinge Allows Safe Positioning of Heavy Panels appeared first on Southco Blog.

New Mini Cam Latch Designed for Limited Space Applications

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Pawl/Cam Action Latches

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 • Rachel Pilgren-Kane

Southco has added to its broad range of cam latches with the introduction of the miniature E5 Cam Latch. Featuring a 30% reduction in intrusion compared to Southco’s standard E5 Cam Latch series, the miniature E5 Cam Latch provides a significantly smaller footprint for limited space applications.

Southco’s miniature E5Cam Latch provides a simple and affordable solution for applications demanding minimal enclosure intrusion. Available in multiple grip sizes, the miniature E5 is ideal for applications with light duty doors, or where the inside of the enclosure has limited space and only permits minimal latch intrusion.

Southco’s E5 line of cam latches can be accessed with a quarter turn, while latch open status can be quickly confirmed by the product’s latched/unlatched status indicator. The miniature E5 Cam Latch also offers universal operation, making it suitable for both right-hand and left-hand hinged doors.

The miniature E5 Cam Latch is a simple and affordable solution for limited space applications. Reduced packaging and varying options for grip and actuation make the miniature E5 suitable for a wide range of industry applications.

To learn more about Southco’s line of cam latches, visit our Cam Latches product page.

Voyager Campervans: Moving the Frontier for Camper Mobility

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Drawer Slides

Nestled in the bustling city of Minneapolis lies a fast-growing startup. But it isn’t the Silicon Valley kind.

Instead, this startup is advancing the booming market for camper rentals.

To read more about how Accuride slides are used in camper vans like these, check out Accuride’s Blog page with all kinds of great information on applications and ideas on where Accuride slides can make life easier!

Southco’s DZUS® Quarter-Turn Fastener

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Captive Fasteners

Learn how Southco’s DZUS® Quarter-Turn Fastener provides an effective and reliable means of securing a panel, with rapid fastening and set force that prevents over tightening. The proven cam and receptacle design of the DZUS® Quarter-Turn Fastener series provides consistent performance, even when under duress.

Heavy-Duty Actuators Enable Actuation of Multiple Rotary Latches

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Multi-Point Latches

This article was originally posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Rachel Pilgren-Kane

Southco has further expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of two new heavy-duty, paddle-style actuators that provide multiple points of actuation, allowing two connected rotary latches to be activated remotely by one actuator.

Southco’s AC-20 and R3-22 Actuators are constructed from corrosion resistant materials, making them well-suited for exterior applications that require robust performance. Available in polished chrome or black powder-coat finishes, these actuators feature a rugged, contoured paddle design for enhanced grip, key locking security and secure push-to-close functionality.

AC-20 and R3-22 Actuators are an ideal solution for doors and panels that require remote actuation of several connected rotary latches. When opening a large access panel on a piece of Off-Highway equipment for instance, the end user can easily release both latches at the same time by activating one actuator, facilitating operator entry.

With their high-strength, corrosion resistant paddle-style design, Southco’s AC-20 and R3-22 Actuators provide remote release of multiple connected rotary latches for simplified access in challenging environments. When combined with Southco R4 Rotary Latches and AC Cables, these Actuators create a complete Rotary Latching System, providing secure, reliable, remote latching for interior and exterior applications.

To learn more about our Rotary Latching Solutions, download Southco’s R4 Rotary Latching Guide.

Why Touch Points Matter to Automotive Design

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Products

(and why they should matter to your designs, too)

This article was originally posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016 by Rachel Pilgren-Kane.

Whether consciously or sub-consciously, touch points form the foundation for customers to perceive and make decisions regarding the products they choose. Touch points drive the quality of customer experiences, and serve as the basis for the resulting relationship. This is why it is so important to understand the impact that touch points can have on Automotive design.

What Are Touch Points?

A touch point is defined as all of the communication, human and physical interactions your customers experience during their relationship with your products and organization.

Touch points can take many forms – from the sound a car door makes when it shuts to the operating effort needed to access the center console. Touch points form the basis of customers’ perceptions of a business, its brand and level of quality.

Fortunately, Automotive OEMs have the opportunity to shape their experience. By understanding and utilizing Automotive touch points, Automotive manufacturers can directly influence the experience of your customers. Enhanced customer experiences lead to better results for both customer and company, delivering greater brand advocacy, customer loyalty and ultimately, improved sales.

Enhancing Brand Perception

Within the Automotive industry, differentiation is key to building, creating and maintaining a unique selling proposition and the smallest component can often have the biggest impact on the overall design. Knowing where and how the consumer interacts with a product is vital; it may not be the ultimate decision making factor, but if the touch point quality does not meet expectations it will be a contributing factor in the consumer buying process.

A company’s brand image is key—it creates expectations. It defines who they are, how they operate, and what makes them different from their competitors. For Automotive manufacturers, brand is reliant on a number of trustworthy and reliable suppliers that can be depended on from concept development through to production.

At Southco we understand how our products are our customers’ touch points, and we invest heavily in creating proven solutions that provide a quality experience for the end user. Our versatile design and global engineering capabilities support allow us to deliver consistent quality and an enhanced end user experience through touch points that meet your business objectives.

Southco’s relationship with the Automotive industry spans decades of experience and innovation. We manufacture highly engineered access hardware components for a variety of interior and exterior vehicle applications, including glove box, center console and load floor latches, positioning hinges for headrests and armrests, as well as special fasteners for noise shielding and other engine applications, all creating a quality and comfort feel that ensures the ultimate touch point experience.

To learn more about how our touch points can differentiate your Automotive design, download our Automotive Solutions eBook.

New Cam Latch Offers Adjustable Grip For Custom Fit

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Latches, Pawl/Cam Action Latches

Adjustable E5 Cam Latch from Southco
Adjustable E5 Cam Latch

Southco has expanded its successful E5 Cam Latch series with a new version that provides flexible grip adjustment, allowing a single latching solution to be used for multiple applications. Capable of delivering a grip range of up to 11.5mm, the new E5 Cam Latch with adjustable grip features an extended shaft that allows the cam to be set at a specific grip to tightly secure a door or panel.

The E5 series provides flexibility in grip adjustment to overcome door tolerance inconsistency and permanent gasket setting. For applications with door gasketing which have a tendency to set permanently under a prolonged compressed state, the flexible grip adjustment provided by the E5 corrects this issue by allowing the grip to be readjusted to provide optimal door closing or gasket sealing. The ramp profile of the cam also acts as lead-in to assist door closing, and provides up to 1mm of compression. Tested to NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection, the E5 provides ingress protection and is suitable for use indoors and out.

With deep offset, standard offset, and straight (no offset) options, the latch covers a wide range of grip distances. The metal cam features a plastic cap that minimizes noise when making contact with the keeper, delivering robust, scratch-free engagement with frame and protecting decorated or coated finishes. Additionally, the E5 Cam Latch features the same panel hole prep as the standard series and is available with a separate latch and cam assembly to promote modular use.

With its customizable grip, our newest E5 Cam Latch meets the needs of multiple applications that require the same latch but with different grips, while the flexible design allows the fit to be customized to the specific needs of each application.

Want to know more about Southco’s new and innovative products? Reach out to us through our Contact Form and we’d be happy to answer all your questions!

Hinge Clearance!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Continuous Hinges, Hinges

We were just tidying up some hinges in the stock room and noticed that someone left the hinge machine on! We have WAY too many of these, so we’re blowing them out at the high volume pricing.

This pricing only applies while quantities last! This link will take you to the HingesAndLatches web store, where you can place your order securely online. If you prefer to place your order in a different way, just let us know!

Southco’s UL Recognized Access Hardware Simplifies Environmental Certification

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Downloads, News

Enclosure manufacturers face many challenges when certifying their end product to meet environmental compliance. By using UL Recognized hardware, enclosure manufacturers may be able to avoid those challenges by using latches, fasteners and hinges that meet the same environmental rating as the enclosure itself.

Why use products that are already UL Certified?

UL Certified parts from Southco save you time and money

Reasons to use UL Certified parts!

Want to learn more about Southco’s list of 100,000 UL Certified Products? CLICK HERE to download their brochure with all the information you’ll need.